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Q2 Weather: Mild but windy for now, but cold ahead

Posted at 6:06 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 08:09:42-05

BILLINGS — Mild temperatures and wind to stick around for the early part of the week. A transition to much colder weather awaits us next week.

For Monday, highs will be mainly in the mid 30s to mid 40s. Winds of 15 to 25 mph be widespread across Eastern Montana and northern Wyoming, but gusts in the mountain foothills around Livingston, Nye, Big Timber and Harlowton could reach 50 to 60 mph.

Snow showers will develop east of Billings on Monday evening through Tuesday morning. Areas from Roundup, Forsyth, Miles City, southward to around Broadus are most likely to pick up an inch or two of accumulation.

Highs in the mid 30s to around 50 stick around through the middle of the week, with cooler air and a chance of snow showers Thursday through Friday. After a brief warm-up with some wind on Saturday, the cold really moves in.

Temperatures are definitely trending colder next week. If the current pattern holds, we will experience the coldest temperatures so far this season. Keep checking back for updates.

Billings forecast:

Monday… Increasing clouds with a high near 44. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts 35 to 40 mph.

Monday night… Temperatures by early Tuesday will be close to 33. Mostly cloudy with a Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday… Mostly cloudy and mild with a high around 46.